Below is a match report from the womens coach Patrik Bark.
The Bronze Match in Ladies Elite Series was between the Lugi Ladies Eurofinans and the Stockholm Police. Lugi had great hopes that he could now win a victory and went up to Stockholm with a positive feeling and good self-esteem after only a 2 goal loss last. In the first period, however, Lugi Ladies suffered from 3 expulsions, but thanks to Madeleine Swärdbys goalkeeper and the fantastic defense of the defense, the police only took the lead by 1-0. In others, the expulsions continued to hail over Lugis girls despite the fact that polices routine national team players should have had no clear expulsions against them.
The game became tougher and harder, which resulted in the blood of a Lugis player. The upheaval increased on the judges because it was the injured player in Lugi who was expelled. With the expulsion, the police could go to half-time with 2-0. In the third period, Lugi started the best and with a nice center goal, Lugis Laura Griffin could reduce to 1-2. And by just the speed, Michelle Hawkins scored 2-2.
Now the match stood and weighed and Lugis girls played better and better. Now also expulsions began to hit the police. But with some wrong decisions in a man more and in free-kick contravenes, Lugis ladies dropped the initiative and instead of taking the lead, the police could contend in 4 fast goals. Before the final period, Lugi was under 6-2. In the last period, the law again played very evenly and they were followed in the goal record. The clock ticked off very quickly and Malva Bark succeeded with a long shot at the intersection reducing Polices leadership. All players got playing time and at the end Rike Weber was able to fight the final score 4-8.
Despite the loss, Lugis water police team has taken a big step forward during the season and came closer to the other teams.
We look forward to the next season and summers BeachSm in the water polo on 6-8 July at the Citadel in Landskrona.
Goalscorers Lugi Ladies Eurofinans
MVP Madeleine Swärdby